Letter from Imperial War Graves Commission to Aubrey Read's mother

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Letter from Imperial War Graves Commission to Aubrey Read's mother

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Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission advising his mother that a head stone had been placed marking Aubrey's grave at the Durnbach War Cemetery and that the inscription that she had asked for had been inscribed and that if she wished to, she could contribute to the cost.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1955-01-24

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One printed letter on headed paper

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EIWGCReadCW550124

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ND/DEB TELEPHONE : BOURNE END 594 TELEGRAMS : IMPERL, WOODBURN GREEN.

[national scheme for disabled men crest] [air ministry crest]

IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION,
WOODBURN HOUSE, WOODBURN GREEN,
HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS.

Ref. 24th January 1955

Dear Madam,

The Commission have received from the Air Ministry your letter of 10th January in respect of the late Flying Officer A.W. Read.

I am able to inform you that the headstone has now been erected over your son’s grave in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, and the inscription chosen by you has been engraved as under:-

“I BARE YOU ON EAGLES’ WINGS, AND BROUGHT YOU UNTO MYSELF”. EXODUS XIX. 4.

In an earlier letter, the Commission refereed to the desire known to be felt by many relatives to contribute towards the cost of engraving the personal inscription and added that an opportunity to do so would be given to them later. If you had thought of making a contribution, you may send any sum up to £1, which is the average cost of engraving these inscriptions.

I would like, however, to make it clear that relatives are under no obligation to send a contribution unless they wish, and if the Commission do not hear further from you the cost of engraving your inscription will be met from their funds.

Yours faithfully, [signature] N Dean [/signature] Secretary

Mrs. M. Read,
30 Newland Street West,
LINCOLN.

Citation

N.Dean, Secretary of I.W.G.C., “Letter from Imperial War Graves Commission to Aubrey Read's mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31162.

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